Paul Preaches Jesus to the Jewish Supreme Council
DAY 34: MON 03 APR, 17
“For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:13)
Come and Rest in My Presence Worship the One God – as one with others and yourself. (Mark 12:29-31)
“This is our highest purpose for creation, to host and be filled with the very presence of God and live in perfect union with the Godhead. From that place we shine with His glory in all we are and all we do.” (Hetland, p47)
Receive My PowerReading: Acts 22:30, 23:1-35 ESV Audio Bible
Extract: Acts 22:30, 23:6,9-11,16,20,24-27,29-30,33,35 TPT
“The next day the commander ordered that the high priest and the supreme Jewish council be convened, because he wanted to find out exactly why the Jews were accusing Paul. So he had him untied and brought out to stand before them all. “…Paul realized that part of the council were Sadducees, who deny the resurrection of the dead, and others were of the separated ones [the Pharisees]. So he shouted, ‘My fellow Jews, I am a separated one, and the son of a separated one. That’s why I’m on trial here. It’s because of the hope I have that the dead will rise to live again.’ Finally, some of the separated ones who were religious scholars stood up and protested strongly, saying, ‘We find nothing wrong with this man. It could be that the Spirit has spoken to him or an angel came to him.’ When the shouting match became intense, the commander, fearing they would tear Paul to pieces, intervened and ordered his soldiers to go in to their meeting and seize him and take him back to their headquarters.
That night our Lord appeared to Paul and stood before him and said, ‘Receive miracle power. For just as you have spoken for me in Jerusalem, you will also speak for me in Rome.’ When Paul’s nephew, his sister’s son, overheard their plot to kill him, he came to the headquarters and informed him of their plans. ‘… they have forty men lying in wait to ambush Paul. These men have sworn an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. They’re all waiting for you to agree to their request so they can carry out their plot.’ Then he summoned two of his captains and said to them, ‘I want you to take Paul by horseback to Caesarea tonight at nine o’clock. Dispatch two hundred infantrymen, seventy horsemen, and another two hundred spearmen to provide security and deliver him safely to Governor Felix’ He sent with them a letter that read: From Claudias Lysias, to His Excellency, Governor Felix: Dear Governor, I rescued this man, who was seized by the Jews as they were about to put him to death…I found no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment. When I was informed of an imminent plot to kill him, I sent him to you at once, and I have ordered his accusers to also come before you and state their charges against him. Sincerely, Claudius Lysias…Upon their arrival in Caesarea, they presented the letter to the governor and brought Paul before him…The governor said, ‘I will give you a full hearing when your accusers arrive here also.’ Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod’s palace.”
Listen to what the Word Says, Obey and Share.
S: Compare Paul’s identity as a “separated one” with his advice to the Ephesians:
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:1-6)
O: Have you encountered division across the Church? What will you do about your part in it?
Be My Spirit-led Witnesses S: Get to know other Christians and churches in your neighbourhood so you can pray together. Pray for them and bless them. Connect with other local prayer groups in your area. Look at the PrayforAustralia.com.au/map to see if there are flames in your area on the map! Enter your suburb or town under the map to find local groups you can stand as one with in your region.
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“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses..." (Acts 1:8)
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